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Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk

It's always interesting to observe when a live comedy format transfers to television. Things change - they obviously have to, due to the added dynamic of cameras - but is it always change for the best? There's probably an argument to say it's impossible to translate the feeling of being at a gig into people's living rooms... so why try? It feels like a lot of the 'fizz' leaves the show? Watch this, but then go see the live tour. BBC Two, 10pm. Guide

Also: more panel show hijinks with Virtually Famous. Repeats include adventures in Ross Noble Freewheeling. Schedule

Virtually Famous

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